Bridlemile PTA & Bridlemile Foundation

How do I get involved?


Bridlemile's success has been built on the efforts of our amazing teaching staff and community. The more everyone is involved the more we can continue to deliver treasured learning experiences for our children. Here are the steps to get involved: 


Do I need a background check? 


New Volunteers: If you’re even the slightest bit interested in volunteering, please go to this link to start the background check process: It can take a few weeks for the background check to be completed, so start the process early! You’ll want this taken care of when that perfect opportunity to volunteer presents itself. 

Note that the security office will notify you, not the school, when your background check is complete. Please stop by the office the first time you come in to volunteer and let them know you need a volunteer badge.

Seasoned Volunteers: Remember that background checks are only good for three years. Please verify whether you need to renew this year or not as soon as you can.


How do I get started?

Make sure you have completed a background check and that it’s still current (they are only good for three years). 

Attend the New Volunteer, Committee Chair and Room Parent Orientation on Thursday, September 7th at 8:05 am in the cafeteria.

See the current opportunities listed below and reach out to Jada Livingston ( if you’re interested.

Sign up to volunteer through links provided by Room Parents and Event Leads as the year gets going.


What are the volunteer activities available? 

There are a number of activities for you to get involved and make a difference for our Bridlemile community. Please see below some of the urgent needs we have across some of our most important fundraisers:

  • Charleston Wrap Fundraiser – Position: Shadow – We are looking for a volunteer to shadow the Charleston Wrap Chair. You will support the Chair and learn the process this year. Next year you will become the Charleston Wrap Chair! This event is right around the corner, so please reach out to me ASAP if you’re interested.
  • Freaky Friday – Position: Day-of-Event Lead – You will shadow the Chair this year leading up to the event. Then you will take over and lead the event on the day of the Freaky Friday Carnival.
  • Bridlemile Auction - Position: Procurement Chair - We are looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to Chair or Co-Chair this team. You will have a team to support you in procuring items for guests to bid on both in the Live and Silent Auctions. The event will be held Saturday March 17th at the Portland Hilton Downtown.
  • Field Day – Position: Chair – You will work with the school's P.E. instructor to support the planning for Field Day and assist in recruiting volunteers.
  • Earthquake Preparedness - Position: Chair - You will support the school's efforts to be prepared for an earthquake or other emergency, including leading the project of gathering individual emergency kits for each child to house on school grounds.

Who chairs the various committees? 

All the activities that happen are chaired by specific person in charge on making the activity a success. Here is the list (feel free to get in touch):

5th grade transition- Leslie Warren / Heidi Barker

Apparel -  Kristin Peschka

Beagle Bands - Marisa Bursett

Box Tops -  Jenn Blair

Bike Walk Fest -  Ted Savage

Charleston Wrap -  Christie Doerr 

Chinnook Book - Heather Keeling

Concessions - Katie McGuire

Community Outreach - Trista Rodgers / Sarah Boyle

Earthquake preparedness - TBD

Field Day - TBD

Food Pantry - Robyn Hartmeyer / MonaRogers

Freaky Friday - Lead: TBD / Prizes: Michelle Jackson / Food Deedra Weill

Kindergarten - Mona Rogers/Sarah Dorst

Library Chairs - Alicia Skousen / Kelly Gillespie

Lost and Found - Courtney Dolin/Kim Mathews

Mazama Lodge - Christie Doerr 

Middle School Advocate - Janine Partovi

Music Program Coordination - Trista Rodgers/AmandaVowels

Missoula Children’s Theatre - Monika Johnson

OBOB - Cody Elliott/Kelly Gillespie

Passport Club - Riikka Marr

Restaurants - John Pettit

Run for the Arts - Mona Rogers

Scholastic Book Fair - Ann Shih

School Directory - Sara Eckhartd

School Suppy Distribution -  Leslie Warren / Janine Partovi

School Pictures - Leslie Warren

Science Night - Jen Whitten

Sees Candie - Heather Keeling

Used Book Sale - Kelly Gillespie

Valley Theatre Fundraiser - TBD